As indicated in the 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standard: farm requirements, requirement 3.3.1, farm certificate holders must fill in the Sustainability Investment Plan Template.
Tea farm certificate holders must fill in this form and not the Excel template Annex S16, in line with the Policy on the Use of Annex S16 for the Tea Sector.
In this form you must record the investments you needed to make to attain or maintain compliance with the with the RA2020 certification standard. You must fill in the form before the harvest for seasonal crops, or before your audit for continuous crops. It is best to fill it in after doing your internal inspections and self-assessment.
Before you start, have these documents at hand, if applicable:
- Management plan (including the results of your Management Capacity Assessment and Risk Assessment)
- Audit reports from previous years
- Internal inspections and self-assessments